Friday, January 06, 2012

Daniel B. Crowder Oral Histories Now Availible Online

P.008-1288, Warner Gear Plant, circa 1931
The Daniel B. Crowder Oral Histories digital collection provides online access to 16 taped interviews from the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO) Local 287 members of Muncie, Indiana.

The taped interviews in this collection formed the basis for a dissertation by Daniel B. Crowder entitled "Profile in Progress: A History of Local 287, UAW-CIO." Crowder received his Ph.D. in history from Ball State University in 1969. These interviews cover the history of organized labor in Muncie, Indiana, specifically with United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO) Local 287 members.

The United Automobile Workers of America, affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations, began their organization in Muncie in 1935. On March 25, 1937, the workers of the Warner Gear Division of Muncie were chartered as Local 287.

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